” When Olivia tries to win Peter back from completing his journey down the path, we see Olivia embracing the truth of this – that what we feel is a crucial part of our human existence. Were that not so, there would be no reason for Peter to turn back and stop the process that is improving and expanding the rational part of his brain at the expense of the emotional.
Peter and Olivia discuss at one point whether emotions are the weakness or the strength of humanity in its present form. I don’t think this is a question with an either/or answer. Emotions are our weakness and our strength. They lead us to lash out and do great harm, but they also add connections with others to our lives which make it rich and rewarding and meaningful.”